Ieso Digital Health is transforming the accessibility, affordability and accountability of mental health treatment by delivering therapy online.
Discreet 1-to-1 therapy is delivered in real time using written conversation, with patients meeting an accredited therapist in a secure virtual therapy room, at a time and location that is both convenient and comfortable for them.
The use of technology and written conversation offers greater patient choice, more widespread access to effective, evidence-based therapy and a freedom to express themselves by communicating online. A written conversation also improves learning and retention compared to a spoken conversation. The therapy has been clinically validated within the NHS across a range of conditions and has been shown to be comparable or better than face to face therapy.
During the last year the company had more than 5,000 patient referrals in the NHS, representing a 61% year-on-year growth compared to the same period in 2015. Over 14,000 hours of therapy were delivered in the first half of 2016 alone.
Ieso has now started treating patients in the US via a partnership with Beacon Health Options, the largest behavioural health managed care organisation in the USA and covers 45 million lives.